The first kiss as man and wife, walking hand in hand through a
shower of confetti or cutting the wedding cake, key moments that
used to capture guests' attention on the big day, now it seems
guests are more interested in the couple's moves on the dance
A traditional, two-step shuffle no longer cuts the mustard in the
first dance territory according to a new wedding report from
QHotels, revealing that 22% of couples now choreograph a special
routine more personal to them as a couple than an awkward slow
The survey of 1,500 people also found that 15% of Brits not only
choreograph a dance but are so proud of their achievement that they
also shared the dance on YouTube too.
The new trend coincides with the rise in popularity of dancing
shows like Strictly Come Dancing, Stepping Out and Got To Dance.
Couples appear to be keen to prove to friends and family that they
are not only compatible emotionally, but physically on the dance
First dance songs have evolved along with the dance too, and
although 8% of those surveyed had their first dance to romantic
slow jam, 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' by Savage Garden, songs such as
Abba - 'Dancing Queen' and 'What is Love' by Haddaway also cropped
up in the report.
QHotels Marketing Director, Claire Rowland said: "Every bride and
groom wants their wedding to stand out and be personal to them, and
the first dance is no exception. A traditional slow dance to a
classic romantic ballad does not suit everyone and we encourage all
couples to express themselves and celebrate their individuality, as
at QHotels, we do not believe in a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to
"Today's couples are opting for performance-quality, Strictly-style
routines that are unique and memorable instead of simply
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So why don't you have a regular dinner dance then?
17th September 2014
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